18 scholarships are available to public, private, and home school Virginia high school juniors and seniors submitting outstanding, original, analytical essays on any aspect--positive or negative--of the career, character, or legacy of General Robert E. Lee and/or General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
The Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to students whose essays are judged to be the first place and second place winners in each of Virginia's eight public high school regions.
In addition, the Foundation will award one $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to private school or homeschooled students whose essays are judged to be the first and second place winners from this sector.
First place winners from each public school region and the first place winner from the home/private school sector will be judged together as a group by a panel appointed by the L-JEF board to determine the first, second, and third place winners overall from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bonus scholarships of $10,000, $4,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to these three students. The overall third place winner in Virginia will receive a total award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive a total of $6,000, and the first place winner in the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive a total award of $12,000.
A $1,000 award will be given to a school in each of the nine judging sectors in the name of the high school teacher or advisor who sponsors the most participating students in that sector. Advisors must sponsor a minimum of 50 participating students to be eligible for this award.
to see a list of last year's winners (38kb).